Ever wonder about your favorite writer? How did he get started? What else has she written lately? Find out the answers to these questions and many others with "Contemporary Popular Writers." Here you'll find authoritative coverage on 300 of today's best-known novelists, playwrights, poets, short story and nonfiction writers, including: Piers Anthony, Dave Barry, Stephen King, Toni Morrison and many more. Each detailed entry provides personal information about the author, a bibliography and a critical essay. Four indexes help you quickly search by author, nationality, genre and title.